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just have to look at europe where they have all these kind work rules, like you mentioned this vacation do over. she's a new european thing. >> steve: how does that work? >> i have a doctor's note, i got sick on vacation. by law, i'm allowed to compensatory vacation time for that. >> steve: let's say you're gone for two weeks and say i was sick, you get another two weeks? >> exactly. or how about severance pay. that sounds kind. you got to pay people if you fire them. in spain, the old rule was 3 1/2 years. so nobody is going to hire somebody 'cause if you don't like them, you got to pay them for more than 3 years. >> steve: it wasn't progressive. so if you had just been an employee for a certain number of years or something like that, you get an automatic 3 1/2 year severance? >> no, it doesn't take effect unless you've worked there for a year. so lots of people -- >> steve: wait a minute. you work there one year? >> that's right. now they've shortened. they'll only have to pay $200,000. no wonder spain has a 25% unemployment rate and they're rioting. >> steve: what about what the gove
defeating spain to win the highest unemployment rate in europe. congratulations. not. next, $2 billion. that's how much a cable box cost when it's not even on. they continue to run using up electricity. the worst offenders, dvr's. that's $2 billion across the country. not just at your house. and finally, $5,000. that's the christmas bonus being handed to employees at publisher random house. they can thank this year's best seller "50 shades of gray" and $55,000 for christmas bonus. gretch, over to you and a couple of special guests. >> gretchen: this next story is an emotional one and the perfect one for the christmas season. five years ago, doctors told our next guest that he would never walk again. on christmas eve, he was involved in a deadly rather cash. older driver spun out of control, crashing into his family's suv, can iing both his father and his brother, 17-year-old girlfriend. brock was left paralyzed from the waist down. but he never stopped living his life and believing that he would walk again. and now in two weeks, guess what he's gog do? he's going to walk down the aisle unass
students still lagging behind their peers peern europe and asia. fourth grade railroads still outperformed in science by kids in countries like finland and singapore. eighth grade students are stagnant. but american students are still better than the global average and the strongest in reading. steve? >> steve: thanks, gretch. remember when president obama was pushing for his health care reform and promised you that your health care would not change? well, looks like one of the nation's largest retailers actually the largest, wal-mart, is proving this isn't true. starting next year, the company plans to eliminate health care coverage for those employees who work less than 30 hours a week. deeming them part-time of the joining us with more is fox news legal analyst peter johnson, jr. >> good morning. we've been talking about this for a few years and now it seems the chickens are coming home to roost. wal-mart and its employees seem to be the victims of obamacare in a very, very big way. they put up new standards to who will get insurance coverage 24 hours, 30 hours, when you were hired, and
. europe was on its knees and japan was rubble. we thought that was the natural order of things. now we are world competition, we ran into bankruptcy. chrysler now twice . we see it in the southern states where the plants are. they were not the ones that went bankrupt in 2008 and 9. it really is a tough choice and i sympathize with the unions. but in the global economy where you compete on wages and other units of production . you can either have high wages with low employment or as obama said spread around the wealth. >> gretchen: michigan is the heart of the labor industry in this nation specifically whether so many cars are made and the unions are powerful there. it is emblematic and we look back on history. this move to make michigan a right to work state will be historic for that reason alone . what needs to be so clear in the discussion, it is really about choice. it is not about tamping down people's rights. it is actually moving them up and saying you now have a choice. you can pay your dues to the union, or you can choose not to pay the dues. >> steve: what happened in michigan
they're talking to somebody in the united states. so if you call a cousin in europe or a business colleague in asia, the federal government can listen to what you say. if you e-mail them, they can read the e-mail. they don't need record or suspicion. your privacy shot. >> gretchen: what about if all i say is (speaking a foreign language). >> i don't know what that means u about the government will because they have the best translators in this country. it will be like east germany because people will be afraid to be themselves that's why we have the fourth amendment. >> steve: i wonder how many terrorists activities or plots have been stopped by this program. >> you know, a good question. we probably will never know. >> steve: because it's a question -- which is the greater risk? that we listen in on some international phone calls or another 9-11? >> that's a very good question ask judgment that the congress is not permit to do make because the fourth amendment -- >> steve: that is what they're too long. >> ha is what they're doing. when the congress changes the constitution, it i
. you are something of a fan of europe. you know what -- >> what. >> clayton: you know what kind -- >> take those words back! >> dave: he's never going back. i don't think he's been to london in a decade. >> clayton: what about france? when is the last time you've been to france? >> 20 years ago. >> clayton: they did something fascinating that you may like yesterday. >> no, no, no, you've got it all wrong. >> clayton: they shot down the -- the court shot down raising taxes on the rich, that tax rate was set to go up to 75% under the new leader of france. that's not going to happen. can we learn something from that? [ laughter ] what you learn is that the french government will immediately reword the law, resubmit it and actually catch even more people who will pay 75%. >> clayton: just the rich, the gerard depardieus. >> if you want to tax rich for ideological reason, you're going to do it no matter what the economic results. that's true in france and probable will he in america. >> dave: yes or no get a pick cliff deal done? >> very last minute, exceptionally narrow deal based o
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